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Italy releases impounded migrant ship for routine upkeep

Apr. 11, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Alan Kurdi rescue ship operated by a German nongovernmental organization has been released by an administrative court in Italy to return to Spain for routine maintenance and inspection, the group, Sea-Eye, said in statement Sunday. The ship was...

Prosecutor: Salvini should not be tried for migrant policy

Apr. 10, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian prosecutor on Saturday told a court in Sicily that there's no reason to order right-wing leader Matteo Salvini to stand trial for alleged kidnapping for his role in keeping rescued migrants aboard a coast guard ship for days in the summer of 2019. ...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

Italy prosecutors: WHO exec lied about spiked virus report

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors say a top World Health Organization official lied to them about a spiked WHO report into Italy’s coronavirus response, revealing private communications Friday that are likely to embarrass the U.N. health agency. Prosecutors in Bergamo...

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

Apr. 09, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Turkey demanded an apology Friday from Italy's premier for having called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “dictator,” a comment that added fuel to a dispute over a perceived seating snub involving a top European Union official. The comment also deepened...

Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

Apr. 08, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen — one of the European Union’s most powerful executives — because of her gender after a protocol gaffe during a meeting at the Turkish presidential palace ignited a public...

Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

Apr. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In Spain, residents now have to be over 60 to get an AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. In Belgium, over 55. In the United Kingdom, authorities recommend the shot not be given to adults under 30 where possible, and Australia's government announced similar limits...

Spain: Work due for auction from $1,800 may be a Caravaggio

Apr. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have slapped an export ban on a painting a day before it was due to be auctioned with a starting price tag of 1,500 euros ($1,780), saying it could be a lost work by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The...

Paul Andrew steps down as Ferragamo creative director

Apr. 08, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Designer Paul Andrew is stepping down as creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo, effective in May, the fashion house said Thursday. Andrew joined the Florence-based company as women’s footwear designer in 2016 and was promoted to creative director for...

G20 working for deal on international corporate tax by July

Apr. 07, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s finance minister said Wednesday that Group of 20 advanced economies hope by a ministerial meeting in July to have reached an agreement on international taxation, an issue being pressed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. While international...